L Grassi

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Affiliation: University of Ferrara
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Quam bene vivas referre: curing and caring in psycho-oncology
    Luigi Grassi
    Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Biomedical and Specialty Surgical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Psychooncology 22:1679-87. 2013
  2. pmc The MentDis_ICF65+ study protocol: prevalence, 1-year incidence and symptom severity of mental disorders in the elderly and their relationship to impairment, functioning (ICF) and service utilisation
    Sylke Andreas
    Department of Medical Psychology, Centre for Psychosocial Medicine, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr, 52, Building W 26, Hamburg D 20246, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 13:62. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Screening for distress in cancer patients: A multicenter, nationwide study in Italy
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Biomedical and Specialty Surgical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Cancer 119:1714-21. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Somatization and somatic symptom presentation in cancer: a neglected area
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Biomedical and Specialist Surgical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Int Rev Psychiatry 25:41-51. 2013
  5. pmc Rationale and design of an independent randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of aripiprazole or haloperidol in combination with clozapine for treatment-resistant schizophrenia
    Michela Nose
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy
    Trials 10:31. 2009
  6. pmc Schizophrenia and quality of life: how important are symptoms and functioning?
    Anna Galuppi
    Section of Child Neurology and Psychiatry, Children s Hospital A, Meyer University of Florence, Italy
    Int J Ment Health Syst 4:31. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial morbidity and its correlates in cancer patients of the Mediterranean area: findings from the Southern European Psycho-Oncology Study
    Luigi Grassi
    Department of Behaviour and Communication, Section of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara and Department of Mental Health and General University S Anna Hospital, Corso Giovecca 203, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Affect Disord 83:243-8. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic criteria for psychosomatic research and psychosocial variables in breast cancer patients
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Psychosomatics 45:483-91. 2004
  9. pmc Factors Influencing Depression Endpoints Research (FINDER): baseline results of Italian patients with depression
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 8:14. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Suicide probability and psychological morbidity secondary to HIV infection: a control study of HIV-seropositive, hepatitis C virus (HCV)-seropositive and HIV/HCV-seronegative injecting drug users
    L Grassi
    Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, Section of Psychiatry, the Consultation Liaison Psychiatric Service and Psychiatric Unit, University of Ferrara, C so Giovecca 203, 44100, Ferrara, Italy
    J Affect Disord 64:195-202. 2001

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  1. doi request reprint Quam bene vivas referre: curing and caring in psycho-oncology
    Luigi Grassi
    Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Biomedical and Specialty Surgical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Psychooncology 22:1679-87. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc The MentDis_ICF65+ study protocol: prevalence, 1-year incidence and symptom severity of mental disorders in the elderly and their relationship to impairment, functioning (ICF) and service utilisation
    Sylke Andreas
    Department of Medical Psychology, Centre for Psychosocial Medicine, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr, 52, Building W 26, Hamburg D 20246, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 13:62. 2013
    ..Therefore, the aims of the MentDis_ICF65+ study are (1) to adapt existing assessment instruments, and (2) to collect data on the prevalence, the incidence, and the natural course and prognosis of mental disorders in the elderly...
  3. doi request reprint Screening for distress in cancer patients: A multicenter, nationwide study in Italy
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Biomedical and Specialty Surgical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Cancer 119:1714-21. 2013
    ..The objective of the current study was to contribute to the Italian validation of the Distress Thermometer (DT) to determine whether the single item DT compared favorably with referent criterion measures...
  4. doi request reprint Somatization and somatic symptom presentation in cancer: a neglected area
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Biomedical and Specialist Surgical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Int Rev Psychiatry 25:41-51. 2013
    ..g. attachment), and cultural issues (e.g. culturally mediated attributional styles to somatic symptoms). Also, the impact and effectiveness of specific therapeutic intervention in 'somatizing' cancer patients is necessary...
  5. pmc Rationale and design of an independent randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of aripiprazole or haloperidol in combination with clozapine for treatment-resistant schizophrenia
    Michela Nose
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy
    Trials 10:31. 2009
    ....
  6. pmc Schizophrenia and quality of life: how important are symptoms and functioning?
    Anna Galuppi
    Section of Child Neurology and Psychiatry, Children s Hospital A, Meyer University of Florence, Italy
    Int J Ment Health Syst 4:31. 2010
    ..the relationship between Quality of life (QoL) and global functioning and symptoms in outpatients with Schizophrenia..
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial morbidity and its correlates in cancer patients of the Mediterranean area: findings from the Southern European Psycho-Oncology Study
    Luigi Grassi
    Department of Behaviour and Communication, Section of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara and Department of Mental Health and General University S Anna Hospital, Corso Giovecca 203, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Affect Disord 83:243-8. 2004
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic criteria for psychosomatic research and psychosocial variables in breast cancer patients
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Psychosomatics 45:483-91. 2004
    ..The study indicates the usefulness of the application of the DCPR in breast cancer, although further research is needed to improve the feasibility and internal validity of DCPR constructs...
  9. pmc Factors Influencing Depression Endpoints Research (FINDER): baseline results of Italian patients with depression
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 8:14. 2009
    ..Baseline characteristics of patients enrolled in Italy are presented...
  10. ncbi request reprint Suicide probability and psychological morbidity secondary to HIV infection: a control study of HIV-seropositive, hepatitis C virus (HCV)-seropositive and HIV/HCV-seronegative injecting drug users
    L Grassi
    Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, Section of Psychiatry, the Consultation Liaison Psychiatric Service and Psychiatric Unit, University of Ferrara, C so Giovecca 203, 44100, Ferrara, Italy
    J Affect Disord 64:195-202. 2001
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Use of the diagnostic criteria for psychosomatic research in oncology
    Luigi Grassi
    Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, Section of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 74:100-7. 2005
    ..The aims of the study were to compare the DSM-IV and the DCPR in their application to cancer patients...
  12. doi request reprint Affective syndromes and their screening in cancer patients with early and stable disease: Italian ICD-10 data and performance of the Distress Thermometer from the Southern European Psycho-Oncology Study (SEPOS)
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, University of Ferrara, Italy
    J Affect Disord 114:193-9. 2009
    ..The assessment of mood and anxiety disorders secondary to cancer by using easy-to-administer instruments has been the object of recent research...
  13. doi request reprint Bereavement in families with relatives dying of cancer
    Luigi Grassi
    Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, Section of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 1:43-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this review is to examine the new conceptualization on bereavement and, more specifically, on grief and bereavement in family members of patients who have died of cancer..
  14. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors affecting oncology conditions
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Adv Psychosom Med 28:57-71. 2007
    ..g. emotional repression and avoidance). The role of specific DCPR constructs in influencing the course of illness is also an area that should be investigated...
  15. ncbi request reprint Violence in psychiatric units: a 7-year Italian study of persistently assaultive patients
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behaviour, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:698-703. 2006
    ..The aim of this paper is to describe the characteristics of repeated episodes of violence among patients admitted to an Italian psychiatric ward...
  16. ncbi request reprint Styles of coping with cancer: the Italian version of the Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer (Mini-MAC) scale
    Luigi Grassi
    Psycho Oncology Service, Section of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Psychooncology 14:115-24. 2005
    ..Test-retest reliability showed no differences in the sub-scales scores between assessments...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effect of reboxetine on major depressive disorder in breast cancer patients: an open-label study
    Luigi Grassi
    Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, Section of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara, Corso Giovecca 203, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:515-20. 2004
    ..g., Parkinson's disease, human immunodeficiency virus infection)...
  18. ncbi request reprint A communication intervention for training southern European oncologists to recognize psychosocial morbidity in cancer. I--development of the model and preliminary results on physicians' satisfaction
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Behavior and Communication, University of Ferrara, Italy
    J Cancer Educ 20:79-84. 2005
    ..Because not much is known about training aimed at improving the recognition of psychosocial disorders in cancer patients, we developed a basic course model for medical oncology professionals...
  19. doi request reprint Hopelessness and related variables among cancer patients in the Southern European Psycho-Oncology Study (SEPOS)
    Luigi Grassi
    correspondence and M D, Clinica Psichiatrica Università di Ferrara, Corso Giovecca 203 44100, Ferrara, Italy
    Psychosomatics 51:201-7. 2010
    ..Although hopelessness has been studied in cancer, no data are available in non-English-speaking countries...
  20. ncbi request reprint Knowledge about HIV transmission and prevention among Italian patients with psychiatric disorders
    L Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Psychiatr Serv 52:679-81. 2001
    ..These findings confirm the need for HIV-related educational and behavior-modification programs for patients with chronic and severe mental illness in the community in Italy...
  21. doi request reprint Educational intervention in cancer outpatient clinics on routine screening for emotional distress: an observational study
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Psychooncology 20:669-74. 2011
    ..To examine the possible effect of an educational model on distress screening in newly diagnosed cancer patients referred to Psycho-oncology service (POS)...
  22. pmc The Factors Influencing Depression Endpoints Research (FINDER) study: final results of Italian patients with depression
    Rosangela Caruso
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behaviour, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 9:33. 2010
    ..The Italian HRQoL data at 6 months is described in this report, and the factors associated with HRQoL changes were determined...
  23. doi request reprint Depression and serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) polymorphism in breast cancer patients
    Luigi Grassi
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Behavior and Communication, University of Ferrara and Unit of Clinical Psychiatry Department of Mental Health and Drug Abuse, Health Agency, NHS, Ferrara, Italy
    J Affect Disord 124:346-50. 2010
    ..Given the lack of data in oncology, we examined the relationship of depression with the 5-HTTLPR and psychosocial variables among breast cancer patients...
  24. ncbi request reprint Emotional stress, psychosocial variables and coping associated with hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus infections in intravenous drug users
    Luigi Grassi
    Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, Section of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 71:342-9. 2002
    ..e. social support, external locus of control and emotional repression) and coping strategies in HCV-seropositive, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive and HCV/HIV-noninfected IDUs...
  25. doi request reprint Effects of supportive-expressive group therapy in breast cancer patients with affective disorders: a pilot study
    Luigi Grassi
    Department of Behavior and Communication, Section of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 79:39-47. 2010
    ..The aim of this 6-month follow-up study was to evaluate breast cancer patients with an ICD-10 diagnosis of affective syndromes participating in SEGT and a group of breast cancer patients with no ICD-10 diagnosis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Coping styles and psychosocial-related variables in HIV-infected patients
    L Grassi
    Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Psychosomatics 39:350-9. 1998
    ..The data support the hypothesis that coping with HIV infection is a complex phenomenon involving multiple and interacting variables. Interventions aimed at improving the coping style for many HIV patients are needed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Illness behavior, emotional stress and psychosocial factors among asymptomatic HIV-infected patients
    L Grassi
    Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, Section of Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service, University of Ferrara, St Anna Hospital, Ferrara, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 68:31-8. 1999
    ..This study sought to examine characteristics of illness behavior and to investigate the association between illness behavior and psychosocial and clinical variables among asymptomatic HIV-infected subjects...
  28. doi request reprint Violent behavior in acute psychiatric inpatient facilities: a national survey in Italy
    Bruno Biancosino
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Mental Health, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:772-82. 2009
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Depression, psychosocial variables and occurrence of life events among patients with cancer
    L Grassi
    Department of Medical Sciences of Communicatin and Behaviour Section of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara, Italy
    J Affect Disord 44:21-30. 1997
    ..However, because of the cross-sectional nature of the study, no conclusion regarding a causal relationship between depression and psychosocial variables is possible...
  30. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of violent behaviour in acute psychiatric in-patients: a 5-year Italian study
    L Grassi
    Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behaviour, Section of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara, St Anna Hospital, Corso Giovecca 203, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 104:273-9. 2001
    ..8%). CONCLUSION: Although confirming the low rate of violence among Italian psychiatric in-patients, the study indicates the need for more attention to the problem of aggression in general hospital psychiatric units...
  31. ncbi request reprint Day-night variation in aggressive behavior among psychiatric inpatients
    R Manfredini
    First Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara Medical School, Ferrara, Italy
    Chronobiol Int 18:503-11. 2001
    ..Changes during the 24h in ward activity, patient contact, and endogenous circadian rhythms are likely to contribute to the observed 24h pattern, although further study is needed to confirm our findings and to define causal factors...
  32. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial problems secondary to cancer: an Italian multicentre survey of consultation-liaison psychiatry in oncology. Italian Consultation-Liaison Group
    L Grassi
    Dipartimento Discipline Comunicazione e Comportamento, Sezione di Psichiatria, Universita di Ferrara, Corso Giovecca 203, 44100, Ferrara, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 36:579-85. 2000
    ..These findings indicate the need for improvement of referral criteria to C-L and closer attention to continuity of psychosocial care of cancer patients during hospitalisation and post-discharge...
  33. ncbi request reprint Post-traumatic stress disorder-related symptoms after intensive care
    M Capuzzo
    Department of Surgical, Anaesthetic and Radiological Sciences, Section of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital of Ferrara, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 71:167-79. 2005
    ..To determine the incidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) related symptoms in a population of intensive care unit (ICU) admitted patients and the relationship between PTSD-related symptoms and memories of ICU...
  34. ncbi request reprint Modulation of clinical expression of plaque-induced gingivitis: effects of personality traits, social support and stress
    Leonardo Trombelli
    Research Center for the Study of Periodontal Diseases, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    J Clin Periodontol 32:1143-50. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to characterize the subject-based clinical behaviour of the gingiva during experimental gingivitis in relation to personality profile, psychological stress and coping behaviour...
  35. pmc Application of the Italian version of the Intensive Care Unit Memory tool in the clinical setting
    Maurizia Capuzzo
    Department of Surgical, Anaesthetic and Radiological Sciences, Section of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Crit Care 8:R48-55. 2004
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Psychosomatic characterization of adjustment disorders in the medical setting: some suggestions for DSM-V
    Luigi Grassi
    Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, Section of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara, Italy
    J Affect Disord 101:251-4. 2007
    ..Problems have been raised, however, as to their clinical value. The aim of the study was to characterize the psychosomatic features of adjustment disorders...
  37. ncbi request reprint [Assessment of anxiety levels in patients during diagnostic endoscopy]
    Lucio Trevisani
    I Divisione di Medicina Generale, Dipartimento di Medicina, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Arcispedale S Anna, Ferrara
    Recenti Prog Med 93:240-4. 2002
    ..Therefore, the different frequency in the use of intravenous sedation between bronchial and gastrointestinal endoscopy does not seem justified...
  38. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric morbidity and burnout in the medical profession: an Italian study of general practitioners and hospital physicians
    L Grassi
    Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behaviour, Section of Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Psychoncology Service, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 69:329-34. 2000
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of and the relationship between psychiatric morbidity and burnout among a convenience sample of Italian primary care physicians (GPs) and hospital physicians (HPs)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Social support and psychological distress in primary care attenders. Ferrara SIMG Group
    L Grassi
    Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, Section of Psychiatry, the Consultation Liaison Psychiatric Service, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 69:95-100. 2000
    ..The role of psychosocial variables, namely the role of support from the patients' interpersonal ties, has not been extensively explored...
  40. doi request reprint Factor structure of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale in unipolar depression
    Bruno Biancosino
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behaviour, University of Ferrara, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Affect Disord 124:329-34. 2010
    ..However, only few factor analytic studies used general psychopathology scales to investigate the symptom structure of unipolar depression...
  41. ncbi request reprint Factors related to admission of psychiatric patients to medical wards from the general hospital emergency department: a 3-year study of urgent psychiatric consultations
    Bruno Biancosino
    University of Ferrara and Department of Mental Health, Ferrara, Italy
    Int J Psychiatry Med 39:133-46. 2009
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Physicians' attitudes to and problems with truth-telling to cancer patients
    L Grassi
    Clinica Psichiatrica Università di Ferrara, Italy
    Support Care Cancer 8:40-5. 2000
    ..Despite changes in medical education, improvement of communication skills in dealing with cancer patients and their families represents an important need in healthcare settings...
  43. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a short-term psychoeducational intervention for persistent non-organic insomnia in severely mentally ill patients. A pilot study
    Bruno Biancosino
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behavior, University of Ferrara, Corso Giovecca 203, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Eur Psychiatry 21:460-2. 2006
    ..Further control studies are necessary to confirm these findings...
  44. ncbi request reprint Patient opinions on the benefits of treatment programs in residential psychiatric care
    Bruno Biancosino
    Department of Mental Health, Local Health Agency, Ferrara, Italy
    Can J Psychiatry 49:613-20. 2004
    ..To assess patients' opinions on the perceived benefit of treatment delivered during their stay in a residential facility...
  45. ncbi request reprint Determinants of antipsychotic polypharmacy in psychiatric inpatients: a prospective study
    Bruno Biancosino
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behaviour, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 20:305-9. 2005
    ..Conversely, the theoretical advantage of avoiding a high dose of a single drug is counterbalanced by the documented disadvantage of administering high total doses...
  46. ncbi request reprint Relationship between self-reported and observer-reported ratings for psychopathology in psychiatric inpatients
    Bruno Biancosino
    Section of Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences of Communication and Behaviour, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Psychopathology 40:418-23. 2007
    ..Psychopathology can be measured adopting the perspective of clinicians or the perspective of patients themselves. In the present study, we investigated the degree of coherence between these two viewpoints...
  47. ncbi request reprint Irritable mood in Italian patients with medical disease
    Lara Mangelli
    Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:226-8. 2006
    ..Further research may determine whether irritability, alone or in association with major depression, entails prognostic and clinical implications...
  48. ncbi request reprint The BPRS-E as predictor of length of stay in a residential facility
    Bruno Biancosino
    Psychiatr Serv 56:755-6. 2005
  49. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with antipsychotic dosing in psychiatric inpatients: a prospective study
    Corrado Barbui
    Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 22:221-5. 2007
    ..Clinicians should consider that concurrent prescribing of two or more antipsychotic agents increases the probability of administering excessive dosing in the long-term...
  50. ncbi request reprint Physician-patient communication among Southern European cancer physicians: the influence of psychosocial orientation and burnout
    Luzia Travado
    Clinical Psychology Unit, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa zona central, Lisbon, Portugal
    Psychooncology 14:661-70. 2005
    ..The results suggest that there is a need for training cancer physicians in communication and for increasing a more definite psychosocially oriented approach in cancer care in Mediterranean countries...
  51. ncbi request reprint Assessing demoralization and depression in the setting of medical disease
    Lara Mangelli
    Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:391-4. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the presence of demoralization and major depression in the setting of medical disease...
  52. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing depression endpoints research (FINDER): study design and population characteristics
    Ana Garcia-Cebrian
    Eli Lilly and Company Limited, Lilly Research Centre, Erl Wood Manor, Sunninghill Road, Windlesham, Surrey GU20 6PH, UK
    Eur Psychiatry 23:57-65. 2008
    ..Further investigation into factors associated with HRQoL in depression after treatment initiation is warranted...
  53. doi request reprint Prescribing patterns of antidepressants in Europe: results from the Factors Influencing Depression Endpoints Research (FINDER) study
    Michael Bauer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universitat Dresden, Fetscherstrasse 74, D 01307 Dresden, Germany
    Eur Psychiatry 23:66-73. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the prescribing of antidepressants varies by country, and the type of antidepressant chosen is influenced by physician- as well as patient-related factors...
  54. ncbi request reprint Use of distress and depression thermometers to measure psychosocial morbidity among southern European cancer patients
    Francisco Gil
    Psycho Oncology Unit, Hospital Duran i Reynals, Institut Catala d Oncologia, Av Gran Via S N, Km 2, 7, 08907 L Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
    Support Care Cancer 13:600-6. 2005
    ..Because of the problems of routine use of psychometric instruments, short instruments such as visual analogue scales or one-item 0-10 scales have been developed as valid assessment alternatives...
  55. ncbi request reprint 5-HTTLPR polymorphism of serotonin transporter and effects of sertraline in terminally ill cancer patients: report of eleven cases
    Giulia Schillani
    Section of Pharmacology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
    Tumori 94:563-7. 2008
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Gabapentin treatment of impulsive-aggressive behaviour
    Bruno Biancosino
    Can J Psychiatry 47:483-4. 2002
  57. ncbi request reprint Quetiapine may induce mania: a case report
    Bruno Biancosino
    Can J Psychiatry 48:349-50. 2003
  58. ncbi request reprint Mental adaptation to cancer: depression and blood platelet monoamine oxidase activity in breast cancer patients
    Tullio Giraldi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Sezione di Farmacologia and Clinica Psichiatrica, Universita di Trieste, I 34100 Trieste, Italy
    Anticancer Res 27:1715-9. 2007
    ..Stress and depression were reported as negative prognostic factors in breast cancer patients and monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity was considered a marker of mental suffering...
  59. ncbi request reprint Phenomenology of delirium in cancer patients, as described by the Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale (MDAS) and the Delirium Rating Scale (DRS)
    Marco Bosisio
    Psychology Unit, National Cancer Institute of Milan, Italy
    Psychosomatics 47:471-8. 2006
    ..Subjective perception only partially discriminated delirium from non-delirium patients. The way in which the DRS and MDAS reflected the DSM criteria are therefore partially different...
  60. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of pharmacotherapy against core traits of borderline personality disorder: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Michela Nose
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Italy
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 21:345-53. 2006
    ..00, -0.11). No difference was observed between pharmacotherapy and placebo in terms of participants leaving the study early. Pharmacotherapy can exert a modest beneficial effect on some core traits of borderline personality disorder...